Warriors, Book 5: A Dangerous Path Hardcover – May 13 2004
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Gr. 6-9. The saga continues in the fifth book in the Warriors series as the cat Fireheart, now deputy leader of Thunderclan, finds himself taking on even more responsibility because clan-leader Bluestar is both physically and mentally ill. Add to that the dangerous machinations of treacherous Tigarstar, the head of Shadowclan, and a pack of renegade dogs. Bluestar becomes certain that all the members of her clan, including Fireheart, have betrayed her; the ancestral Starclan cats have abandoned her; and Windclan is hunting in Thunderclan's territory. After Bluestar declares war, it's up to Fireheart to find a way to avoid the battle. Hunter maintains the established characterizations of his sentient cats, who still retain their feline natures. With compelling intrigue and fast-paced actions, this is one of the most exciting books in the series--and, happily, there's another volume to come. Sally Estes
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“A fast-paced animal adventure. Recommend this series to fans of animal fantasies such as Redwall or Dark Portal.” (VOYA)
“A good, suspenseful adventure story that urges readers onward.” (ALA Booklist)
“With compelling intrigue and fast-paced actions, this is one of the most exciting books in the series.” (Booklist)
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So, anyway, about this installment itself...
When I first started reading it, it seemed so similar to the other books in the series that I thought this one would be pretty boring. But after the first chapter, I was proved very wrong. Dangerous Path actually turned out to be the most interesting and different of them all. Bluestar has completely lost faith in her clan, and in the warrior ancestors, so Fireheart finds himself pretty much leading Thunderclan. The relationship between him and Sandstorm is unsteady, and leads to some difficulties. But Fireheart's biggest problem is the mysterious dog--or dogs--that have invaded the forest. A young cat is horribly mauled, another killed by the dogs. Also Tigerstar, Fireheart's worst enemy is growing more venomous, and is planning horrible revenge on Thunderclan. The plot builds to an exciting climax, and a very sad ending. Along the way, the characters are becoming much more developed than they were in any other Warriors book, which is one of the reasons that this installment is my favorite.Read more ›
One thing I have been waiting for a long time in this series since like the 3rd book is that it is begining to be more obvious that Sandstorm and Fireheart are falling in love. This is something from the book, which I consider my favorite part:
Fireheart felt too full of emotion to answer. he strecthed out his head to press against her flank, and to his delight she did not move away. Instead she looked up at him again, and he felt as if he were drowning in the depths of her green gaze. "I'm sorry, Sandstorm," he murmured. "I never meant to hurt you." His voice barely more than a whisper, he added, "I love you."
Sandstorm's eyes glowed. "I love you too, Fireheart," she whispered.
Now, if you want more excitment, then read the book! But if you haven't read any 1,2,3, or 4 yet, read those first, or you won't understand a thing! ^_^
So if you like Redwall Guardians of GA'Hoole or any other good fantasy get reading!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It's for your own good!!!!!!!!!!!!
With his leader unbalanced and unable or willing to do anything to help her clan, Fireheart takes matter into his own paws. He must deal with the new threat of Tigerstar and his quickly strengthening clan, the hidden and mysterious threat of an enemy that calls through his dreams "Pack, pack! Kill, kill!", and anger coming from both RiverClan and WindClan. Fireheart even goes behind his leader's back! Can Fireheart face the new threats that lay all around him?
This book was okay but not as good as the others. It annoys me how Sandstorm and Cinderpelt keep fighting for Fireheart's attention, Bluestar's sanity continues to spiral downward (the whole book I was thinking "She's not doing anybody any good, will someone just kill her and let Fireheart take over!"), that, no matter how many times Fireheart screws something up or somehow loses the trust of his clan, they always forgive and forget after a week, and the hidden enemy is portrayed as stupid and dumb when they are actually very lovable creatures.
Though the ending is very perdictable, it was sweet and the cats actually came up with a good plan. The ending, though perdictable, keeps you tight is its grip, I could not put it down! The ust (unresolved sexual tension) between two cats is resolved and a new, though somewhat surprising, relationship is sprouted between two other cats.
Cant wait for the next book (is it the last? *cries*). A definate must read book and series for cat lovers anywhere!
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My 12 year old son loved this series. He says it was imaginative and impossible to put down. Was done in two days....well nights...he was in school during the day. Read morePublished 13 months ago
erin hunter dose it again with warriors i like survivors by erin hunter but sense i stared reading these books it made my cry the way it ended is so sad the leder bluestar dies a... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Michael Lesley
Wow! These books are great. They're not a very chellenging read, but the story is so interesting, I'm reading the whole series.
A Dangerous Path is my favourite so far. Read more
This book is so cool I really think you should read it but please read the first four books first.in this book Bluestar (clan leader) believes that her whole clan has betrayed her... Read morePublished on Sept. 10 2005 by Erika Cornelius
This book was probably the best out of the whole series. Bluestar has lost faith in her clan and also declares war on the warrior ancestors. Read morePublished on July 18 2005 by Lisa Sibbick
Tigerclaw is the new leader of Shadowclan, and Bluestar's confidence is fading. She believes that her cats are traitors, and Fireheart is finding it hard to keep his clan from... Read morePublished on July 17 2004
I, too, seemed to read this book at light speed, due to its incredibly engrossing narrative and completely believable characters and space opera situation that puts it up there... Read morePublished on July 12 2004 by Kevin
Tigerclaw has now earned a great new rank in the forest as ShadowClan leader. Bluestar is growing weaker and weaker and belives that her clan is made out of traitors. Read morePublished on July 1 2004
OMG, I read this book in one day - it was that good.
Well we all know that Tigerclaw is now Tigerclaw, the new leader of Shadowclan. Read more